Joel Darmstadter

Senior Fellow Emeritus

In his four decades at RFF, Joel Darmstadter has conducted research centered on energy resources and policy. His recent work addresses issues of energy security, renewable and unconventional fuels, and climate change.

Darmstadter has served on numerous National Research Council bodies and has contributed to their studies. His career has included serving as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, an editorial committee member of the Annual Review of Energy, and a contributing editor of Environment magazine.

Darmstadter has appeared as an expert before Congress, and made presentations at numerous international conferences, including a series of lectures in Argentina under the auspices of the U.S. Information Agency.


  • MA in economics, New School for Social Research, 1952
  • AB in economics, George Washington University, 1950

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